To lump or not to lump? When it comes to how they want to receive their pensions or 401(k)s, many Americans are choosing lump sums over guaranteed monthly installments – and proceeding to deplete that money within 5 ½ years on average, according to one survey. Why are so many people choosing lump sums over annuities, and where is that money quickly disappearing to? And, in the lump sum vs. annuity debate, what “have it both ways” option does the author recommend may be best for many people? CLICK HERE to find out.